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Aerobic respiration
Aerobic respiration

A description of aerobic respiration and a practical demonstration of the release of energy in food using the screaming jelly baby experiment.

 
An introduction to fertilisation
An introduction to fertilisation

Duration: 00:50

Introduces the role of sperm and egg cells in the process of fertilisation.

 
Breathing and circulation
Breathing and circulation

Duration: 03:06

An explanation of the process of breathing and how blood is transported around the body in the circulatory system.

 
Cells, tissues and organs
Cells, tissues and organs

Duration: 01:41

An explanation of how cells make up tissues which in turn make up organs. The heart is used as an example.

 
Cells, tissues and organs
Cells, tissues and organs

Duration: 01:40

A description, with examples, of the difference between tissues and organs.

 
Changes in boys at puberty
Changes in boys at puberty

Duration: 00:38

An eleven-year-old boy talks about the changes he expects to go through during puberty.

 
Cold shock response
Cold shock response

Duration: 04:52

Habituation is demonstrated, as Liz Bonnin from 'Bang Goes the Theory' is repeatedly dunked into cold water, at a similar temperature to the sea. Her body learns to reduce the effect of the cold shock response.

 
Cold water tolerance
Cold water tolerance

Duration: 05:23

A scientist compares his heart rate and breathing rate with those of an extreme adventurer when jumping into freezing cold water and concludes that mental preparation is the key to survival.

 
Coordination, reflexes and sensory tests
Coordination, reflexes and sensory tests

Duration: 01:05

Description of reflex actions and the transfer of nerve impulses around the body including tests for brain death.

 
Development of an embryo
Development of an embryo

Duration: 01:23

The process of implantation and the early development of an embryo.

 
Digestion of carbohydrates, fats and proteins
Digestion of carbohydrates, fats and proteins

Duration: 01:58

Chemical reactions in the body help us to break down the carbohydrates, fats and proteins we eat into substances which can be digested. subtitled

 
Digestive enzymes
Digestive enzymes

Duration: 02:55

The roles of different enzymes in digestion are discussed before an overview of digestion, using animations.

 
DNA structure, damage and UVB
DNA structure, damage and UVB

Duration: 03:05

Liz Bonnin from the BBC One series 'Bang Goes the Theory' describes the DNA double helix using sweets. This is followed by problems caused by UVB light, such as errors in DNA replication, DNA repair resulting in skin cancer.

 
Emergency angioplasty at pioneering heart unit
Emergency angioplasty at pioneering heart unit

Duration: 02:41

A report about a trial using emergency angioplasty on heart attack victims at Middlesbrough's James Cook Hospital. Contains images of surgery.

 
Enzymes
Enzymes

An introduction to enzymes with a practical demonstration of catalase breaking down hydrogen peroxide and a discussion of active sites.

 
Erections and wet dreams
Erections and wet dreams

Duration: 01:33

Explains how increased blood flow to the penis causes an erection. Features a group of adolescent boys discussing erections and wet dreams.

 
Female puberty and menstruation
Female puberty and menstruation

Duration: 01:11

Information about female puberty and menstruation in which two girls discuss how it felt to start their periods.

 
Gaseous exchange in the lungs
Gaseous exchange in the lungs

Duration: 02:46

Gaseous exchange in the lungs is described and the adaptations of the alveoli are explained.

 
Happy cows produce more milk
Happy cows produce more milk

Duration: 01:34

Researchers have discovered that naming cattle and treating them with a more personal touch can increase milk yields by up to 500 pints each year.

 
Heart attack patient undergoes emergency angioplasty
Heart attack patient undergoes emergency angioplasty

Duration: 03:55

A man suffering suspected heart attack undergoes an emergency angioplasty procedure at the Bristol Heart Institute.

 
Heart function and health
Heart function and health

Duration: 02:24

An explanation of the purpose, function and structure of the human heart, why heart attacks occur and how a healthy lifestyle can reduce the likelihood of this occurring.

 
Hormones and puberty
Hormones and puberty

Duration: 02:01

An explanation of puberty presented by Robert Winston. Puberty is compared to a rollercoaster ride and it is explained that hormones in our blood trigger the physical changes that occur.

 
How do we breathe?
How do we breathe?

Duration: 02:22

An animation and explanation of the mechanism of breathing.

 
How humans heal themselves
How humans heal themselves

Duration: 05:19

How we heal is shown through the progress of a black eye using CGI and real life footage from the series Inside the Human Body.

 
How humans see
How humans see

Duration: 05:12

How humans percieve the world and how our brain creates an image of what's around us, using the real-life example of a blind climber who uses his tongue to see. From the series Inside the Human Body.

 
How small is a human egg?
How small is a human egg?

Duration: 00:18

A short demonstration of the small size of human egg cells, which are barely visible to the naked eye.

 
How taste buds work
How taste buds work

Duration: 03:45

Michael Mosley explains how taste buds work.

 
Human circulation
Human circulation

Duration: 02:49

Using the example of a baby's first breath to take a journey around the circulatory system from the series Inside the Human Body.

 
Human circulatory and digestive system
Human circulatory and digestive system

Duration: 04:34

A look at respiration and a tour around the circulatory system and digetive system in the human body, through blood vessels and into mitochondria from the series Inside the Human Body.

 
Human fertilisation
Human fertilisation

Duration: 00:36

David Attenborough describes the process of human fertilisation, following sperm on their journey through the womb and along the fallopian tube to the egg.

 
Human fertilisation
Human fertilisation

Duration: 07:14

An insight into the journey of sperm and the process of fertilisation from the series Inside the Human Body.

 
Human kidney function
Human kidney function

Duration: 01:26

A description of human kidney function using a dissected kidney.

 
Human kidney transplants
Human kidney transplants

Duration: 01:26

A look inside an operating theatre where a human kidney transplant is taking place. The prevention of organ rejection is discussed.

 
Implant automatically restarts human heart
Implant automatically restarts human heart

Duration: 01:12

A man who suffered a heart attack has been saved by a device implanted in his chest, which automatically restarted his heart with three electric shocks.

 
Mammalian Diving Reflex
Mammalian Diving Reflex

Duration: 04:48

Two presenters from the Operation Iceberg expedition demonstrate that immersing their faces in freezing cold water lowers their heart rate and increases the time they can hold their breath for.

 
Melanin and vitamin D
Melanin and vitamin D

Duration: 01:33

Melanin concentration is compared in relation to Vitamin D production by Liz and Dallas from the BBC One series 'Bang Goes the Theory'. Migration out of Africa is linked to the observed geographical variation in skin colour.

 
Mitosis
Mitosis

A definition and description of mitosis through rap and a practical demonstration.

 
Ovulation in humans
Ovulation in humans

Duration: 02:18

A description of human ovulation, in which an egg cell is released from an ovary.

 
Pregnancy and multiple births
Pregnancy and multiple births

Duration: 04:00

Development in the womb and an explanation of how identical and non-identical siblings arise from the series Inside the Human Body.

 
Preventing loss of heat energy from the human body
Preventing loss of heat energy from the human body

Duration: 02:44

How can a climber store some of the heat produced during climbing instead of losing it to the air?

 
Respiration in humans
Respiration in humans

Duration: 03:24

The constituents of inhaled and exhaled air are compared to help explain how respiration releases energy locked in high-energy food. subtitled

 
Role of the ADH in water balance
Role of the ADH in water balance

Duration: 01:20

Brain dissection with a description of how parts of it control water concentration of the blood.

 
Sensory adaptation
Sensory adaptation

Duration: 03:00

Sensory adaptation is demonstrated, as volunteers experience the desensitisation of their skin thermoreceptors to both warm and cold water.

 
Skin and sweating
Skin and sweating

Duration: 04:00

Looking at the function of sweat to keep us cool, using the example of a firefighter, from the series Inside the Human Body.

 
Skin deep
Skin deep

Duration: 01:28

Sunburn damage to skin, melanin concentration, vitamin D deficiency and its health effects are summarised by the presenters of the BBC One show 'Bang Goes the Theory'. Long term implications and precautionary measures are discussed.

 
Sleep patterns during 24 hour daylight in the Arctic
Sleep patterns during 24 hour daylight in the Arctic

Duration: 07:38

During the Arctic summer, 24 hour daylight gives the Operation Iceberg team a chance to investigate the effect of constant daylight on sleep patterns. A simple experiment is described, data is collected and then conclusions are drawn.

 
Sports Science
Sports Science

Duration: 04:36

A practical demonstration showing how the effects of aerobic and anaerobic levels whilst exercising, can predict how fast you can run.

 
Sunbathing skin damage
Sunbathing skin damage

Duration: 04:46

Experiments in the laboratory and sunbathing allow Liz and Dallas from the BBC One series 'Bang Goes the Theory' to compare the effects of UV on different skin types.

 
The brain and speech: Broca’s area
The brain and speech: Broca’s area

Duration: 04:12

Michael Mosley examines how Paul Broca identified the area of the brain responsible for speech.

 
The brain: perception and illusion
The brain: perception and illusion

Duration: 04:29

An investigation into how our brains are fooled by optical illusions.

 
The cardiovascular system - heart and lung transplants
The cardiovascular system - heart and lung transplants

Duration: 02:26

A combined heart and lung transplant is shown with reference to the cardiovascular system.

 
The development of the human face
The development of the human face

Duration: 01:18

Michael Mosley describes how a human face is formed.

 
The digestive system
The digestive system

Duration: 01:38

Animated description of the digestive process and the structures of the digestive system involved at each stage.

 
The digestive system of animals
The digestive system of animals

Duration: 03:26

How carbohydrates, proteins and fats are broken down and nutrients are absorbed by the body during the digestion process. subtitled

 
The effects of high altitude on the body
The effects of high altitude on the body

Duration: 06:30

An explanation of the ways high altitude can affect the human body.

 
The female menstrual cycle
The female menstrual cycle

Duration: 01:44

Describes the physiology of the female reproductive system, ovulation and how the uterus prepares for the fertilised egg.

 
The human brain – facts and figures
The human brain – facts and figures

Duration: 01:44

Dara O Briain compares the human brain to the brains of other animals.

 
The human ear
The human ear

Duration: 06:59

A journey into the ear, looking at hearing and balance, plus a real-life example of how the ear helps us walk from the series Inside the Human Body.

 
The human eye
The human eye

Duration: 05:06

A depiction of inside the eye combining visuals with a real life story of divers who can see clearly underwater taken from the series Inside the Human Body.

 
The human heart
The human heart

Duration: 06:03

A visual journey inside the heart, focussing on the role of pacemakers from the series Inside the Human Body.

 
The physiological effects of free diving
The physiological effects of free diving

Duration: 03:19

The presenter attempts to dive to a depth of 30m on a single breath of air.

 
The process of digestion
The process of digestion

Duration: 03:04

Michael Mosley explains the process of digestion in the human body.

 
The process of sperm production
The process of sperm production

Duration: 02:49

Michael Mosley examines the process of sperm production.

 
The role of the placenta in embryo development
The role of the placenta in embryo development

Duration: 03:09

A description of the early development of an embryo and the role of the placenta.

 
The science of fear
The science of fear

Duration: 05:48

Liz Bonnin gets to know a 10-foot Burmese python on her quest to understand the science of fear.

 
The skeleton and movement
The skeleton and movement

Duration: 01:05

Looking at the role of skeletal muscles in moving parts of the body.

 
The story of the brain
The story of the brain

Duration: 03:12

An animated history of our understanding of the brain.

 
The structure of the eye
The structure of the eye

Duration: 04:02

An explanation of the structure of the eye and the specific functions of its parts.

 
The structure of the human lungs
The structure of the human lungs

Duration: 01:28

An endoscopy shows the structure of the human upper respiratory system including the nose, throat, trachea and lungs.

 
The testosterone finger test
The testosterone finger test

Duration: 02:13

Michael Mosley examines how our exposure to foetal testosterone can influence our body and behaviour in later life.

 
Water Balance
Water Balance

Duration: 00:45

How water is lost and gained in the body.

 
Why do wheels look like they are spinning backwards?
Why do wheels look like they are spinning backwards?

Duration: 04:08

The optical illusion of wheels spinning forwards or backwards on a TV is explained.

 

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